A special World War II commemorative event will take place on June 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Historic Carson House. That date is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The event is sponsored by the American Legion, McDowell High NJROTC, Greenlee DAR and the Carson House. Living and deceased WWII veterans from McDowell County will be honored. If you are a WWII veteran or you had a family member who served, please contact the Historic Carson House (828-724-4948). Each veteran will receive a special certificate of recognition for their service. A special exhibition of WWII photos and memorabilia will be on display for the public to view. There is no charge to attend the program or exhibit.
The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center will host an exhibit “Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos”, a traveling photography exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh. The free exhibit will run through Sunday May 5th.
Saturday March 23rd is “Spring Cleaning” at Lake James. This is the annual “shore clean-up to get ready for the busy spring and summer seasons. Volunteers are need, specially volunteers with boats. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 at the Paddy’s Creek law enforcement boat ramp. Student volunteers can receive a “Letter of Community Service upon request. For more information check out the Lake James Area Wildlife and Nature Society on Facebook or call John Steine at 584-6948 or Howard Morgan at 584-0876.
Whitehouse Community center, 5408 Painter's Gap Rd., Union Mills, will host a Country Breakfast Buffet, Saturday, March 23, from 7:00 AM until 10:00. Adults eat for $6.00, children 6-12 $3.00 and children under 6 free.
The McDowell County Senior Games is looking for Adults with Talent to perform in the “Silver Arts Follies” Sign up for the Senior Games and enter the Follies. Senior Games registration deadline is April 5. The Follies will be held on Thursday April 25th at 6:30 PM.
Lake James will host a program “Where does the Water Go?” Saturday April 13th. Park Superintendent Nora Coffey will host this outdoor program that highlights the threats to our rivers, lakes and streams and what we can do to make sure they remain safe for all to enjoy. The program starts at 10:00 AM. Meet at the Catawba River Area picnic shelter for a hands-on demonstration, followed by a short hike along the lakeshore.
The McDowell Arts Organization will host “Soup and A Bowl” March 29th at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and March 30th at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $25.00 and include soups, salad, dessert and a piece of pottery. Reservations can be made at mcdowellarts.org or by calling 652-8610.